IELTS Cue Card: Describe a song you like

Describe a song you like

IELTS Cue Card Question 169 with Model Answer:

Describe a song you like.

You should say:
  • what the song is
  • who is the singer
  • how often you listen it
and explain why you like this song so much.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer:
The song is known as ‘Shape of My Heart’. The song is by Sting, an English rock musician who is most popular for the song Desert Rose.

The song – Shape of My Heart is from the fourth solo album of Sting titled Ten Summoner’s Tales. The song was first released in 1993 and has a deeper meaning to the audience. The key theme of the song is love in association with morality. The song describes a man who loves to play cards. But during the playing, he does not follow any ill measures or cheating. In fact, he is not a bad player but currently lacks concentration on the game as he has experienced many ups and downs of life and now pondering over the issues.   

Commonly known as Sting in the music arena, Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner is an English singer. He is a man of talent. He is a musician, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, actor, philanthropist and activist. He was a songwriter for a band until launching his solo album. He owns a successful career and has also achieved several prestigious awards. He is the winner of Grammy Awards for 16 times.  He has also been the 62nd man of the 100 best living songwriters for the outstanding songs and lyrics. His collaboration with the other musicians is also noteworthy.

The song highly motivates me. So, I play the song whenever I have chances. It makes me feel encouraged to change my attitude to everything I see and feel. The song also has a different kind of charm. When the song is played, it creates a sense of satisfaction inside me. The tone of the music is breathtaking; especially the playing of the guitar is simply wonderful. The key message of the song is that the player wants to prove that he is not like the other people. He has a different mind and he wants to live his own way. The lyric of the song also makes me emotional as well and thus I listen to the song.   

This is one of my favourite songs and I like it for some special reasons. The song creates a different mode in me. The lyric is outstanding and tells that the man who plays the card as a meditation. He has no attraction for money or respect rather he plays for some other reasons. He knows each and everything about the cards and knows how to deal with them. He may adopt some unfair ways sometimes if he wants. The entire song is about a human philosophy, I think. Human life is like playing cards. One may know everything but may not take the right decisions at the right time. And finally, they are to regret.


If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe a song you like." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue card topics as well:
  • Describe your favourite song. 
  • Describe song you remember from your childhood. 
  • Describe a piece of music or song you really like. 
  • Describe a popular song or music you know about. 
  • Describe your all-time favourite song. 
  • Describe a song you often listen to.